Title: The South West Pacific 1941 – 45
Author: Keogh, E G
Condition: Very Good Plus – Some tears to dust jacket, 3cm at rear and 4cm tear to front edge flap. Some foxing on the page block otherwise a very clean book throughout.
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1965
Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 480 pages
Comments: An account of the campaign of Australian forces in the South West Pacific from 1941 to 1945 against the Japanese.
Includes Outbreak of war, fall of Singapore, loss of Rabaul, Kokoda Trail, Milne Bay, Buna, Lae and Finschhafen, Huon Peninsula, Western New Britain, Markham Valley, Scarlet Beach, the Philippines.
Colonel E.G. Keogh began his military career in 1916 as a driver in 1st Australian Squadron and served in the Mesopotamia Campaign in World War 1. Commissioned in 24 Battalion, CMF, in 1924, he served with that unit until 1939, and then in various staff appointments in the Middle East and the South West Pacific in World War 2. He was Editor of the Australian Army Journal from 1948 until his retirement in December 1964. He has written several campaign studies which have been taken into use as official text books for the study of military history in the Australian Army.